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Gardening Australia Sep-18

Australia’s number one monthly gardening resource, ABC Gardening Australia magazine is packed with step-by-step advice and stunning design ideas from its popular team of experts. Whether you are a novice gardener or have a green thumb and years of experience, you’ll find the advice you need.

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Why do we grow sweet peas? To pick them and bury our noses in them! Jenny arranges a bunch for the cover shoot.(PHOTOS ISTOCK, BRENT WILSON) Sometimes, it’s the little things you need to know. How far can you denude a pick-and-come-again lettuce before you kill it? Is it true you can’t transplant sweet peas – that they have to be sown in position? These are the types of questions that come up all the time in the office among those of us who are not formally trained, and don’t always understand why our gardening efforts didn’t work out.None of my sweet peas came up last year, leaving me mystified (and miffed), and even more so when the same thing happened this year. I consulted with our horticultural editor,…

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The mass display of small, spidery flowers from late autumn until early spring, and a dense low habit 0.5m high and 1.5m wide, make Grevillea ‘Strawberry Smoothie’ a pretty choice for native gardens and a great gap filler among low shrubs. It prefers a position in full sun to dappled shade, with well-drained soil, and responds well to a layer of leafy mulch, additional water in summer and an application of native plant food during spring and autumn. bushlandflora.com.au Creamy-white, yellow and green variegated foliage and a tight, compact habit are the key differences between new Abelia ‘Lime Splice’ and other Abelia varieties. Plentiful white, tubular flowers appear during summer and autumn. Reaching 90cm high, it is useful as a rounded accent plant or low border shrub. Trim…

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A handy solution to the common problem of giving hanging plants too much or too little water, Eva Solo Self-Watering Hanging Flowerpot has a nylon wick in the inner pot that draws water, as needed, from a reservoir in the outer pot. Made from stoneware in a choice of matt grey or white, with a leather hanging cord, the clean lines of this Nordic pot, which measures 16cm high and 15cm in diameter, will look smart with your trailing plant. until.com.au This fabulous tropical print, called Troppo Monstera Sea, features monstera leaves in shades of navy, ocean blue, turquoise and sea mist on a white background, printed on durable outdoor fabric. A wide range of prints from Fab Outdoor Fabrics can be used for cushions, table runners or…

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THE CONTENTED BEE Organic Gardener / ABC Books If you have ever thought of keeping bees, in the city or the country, this informative and inspirational handbook is the go-to resource for ideas, advice and suggestions. It explores the many different possibilities when it comes to keeping bees, choosing a hive location and type of bee, and what you will need to know to keep your bees happy and healthy. You will find practical tips and expert advice from beekeepers, plus scores of gorgeous photographs from enthusiasts. THE HERBALIST’S KITCHEN Pat Crocker Sterling Epicure A comprehensive guide to herbs and their uses, this volume has information on growing and preparing more than 40 varieties, from angelica to turmeric. Learn about the healing properties of…

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA 31  AUG-16 SEPT Painting in the Park9am–5pm. Cullity Gallery, The University of Western Australia, cnr Clifton St & Stirling Hwy, Nedlands. 0406 539 572. Free. Exhibition by artist Rowena Keall Walsh, featuring works created during her one-year residency at Kings Park. 1  -30 Kings Park Festival9am–4pm. Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Fraser Ave, West Perth. (08) 9480 3600. Free. Outdoor exhibitions, live music, guided walks and science talks among a sea of magnificent native wildflowers. VICTORIA 1  -2 Musk Cottage Open Garden10am–4.30pm. 371 Musk Creek Rd, Flinders. 0417 528 545. $10 adult. Garden designer Rick Eckersley’s inspirational 4ha property on the Mornington Peninsula, with plants from around the world. 8  -9 Australian Plants Expo10am–4pm. Eltham Community and Reception Centre, 801 Main Rd, Eltham. 0430 513 433.…